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New Literary Agent Alert: Sheri Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency

She is seeking: Children's fiction and nonfiction—especially picture books, early readers, middle grade novels, and young adult novels. Get to know more about her and her submission policies after the jump. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Sheri Bestor of Willow Words Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

GIVEAWAY! Sarah is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, author of the 2015 debut FIG, explains how she came to sign with her literary agent, Heather Schroder of Compass Talent. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Now That Americans Are Eligible For The Booker Prize, There Are Five Of Them On This Year’s Longlist

That’s five out of 13 in total. (The Brits only got three.) One of those five is a literary agent, and another – possibly the least famous of the group – is the bookmakers’ early favorite to win.

Bringing Back the Dead -- In Memory of Eduardo Galeano

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, Susan Bergholz, the devoted literary agent of the late Uruguayan writer and planetary great Eduardo Galeano, sent me this brief email: "A friend of Eduardo's and mine called yesterday to tell me, 'Now we know where Eduardo went: he became pope!'" Somehow, that thought raised my spirits immeasurably. Show More Summary

Bringing Back the Dead -- In Memory of Eduardo Galeano

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, Susan Bergholz, the devoted literary agent of the late Uruguayan writer and planetary great Eduardo Galeano, sent me this brief email: "A friend of Eduardo's and mine called yesterday to tell me, 'Now we know where Eduardo went: he became pope!'" Somehow, that thought raised my spirits immeasurably. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary

He is seeking: science fiction and fantasy, especially epic fantasy or high fantasy for both adults and teens. He is also interested in nonfiction, especially food writing, science, and pop culture. The post New Literary Agent Alert: DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Laura Mamelok of Susanna Lea Associates

She is seeking: Laura is primarily interested in literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, women’s fiction, literary crime/thrillers, and young adult fiction with crossover appeal. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, memoir, and humor. Show More Summary

There Are a Whole Lot of Books About Pot These Days. Guess Why.

Every aspiring author knows the drill: Spend months or even years working on a book proposal. Then spend more months or even years shopping it around to literary agents who, if they agree to take you on, will shop it around to publishing houses. Sometimes they get you a deal,...

ICM Partners Adds Four New Agents

The additions affect the motion picture production, motion picture literary and talent, and international television and media departments. read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda O’Connor of Trident Media

She is seeking: Amanda is continuously building her client list in general-interest and upmarket nonfiction, spirituality and wellness, and literary fiction. She looks for the “wisdom factor” across genres and disciplines, especially authors who have an expertise they are eager to share with the world. Show More Summary

Jack Kerouac Pitches His Final Novel

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Just a year before he died, the writer fired off a letter, now being auctioned, to his literary agent pitching his plans for a final book, titled ‘Spotlight.’

Alec Botnick Named VP Comedy Development At CBS Television Studios

Alec Botnick has been named Vice President of Comedy Development, CBS Television Studios. Botnick spent the past six years as a television literary agent. He started in the Endeavor mailroom in 2003, while earning his law degree from Loyola Law School. Show More Summary

Get Past the Slush Pile: Live Critiques – Webinar with Jeff Kleinman & Molly Jaffa

In this live 90-minute webinar, literary agents Jeff Kleinman and Molly Jaffa will be critiquing query letters and first pages live (including yours). It all happens at 2 p.m., EST, Thursday, July 9, 2015, and lasts 90 minutes. FindShow More Summary

Literary Agent Helen Brann Seals Succession Deal With ICM Partners

Helen Brann, whose self-named literary agency represents such high-octane clients as Robert B. Parker and Stephen Sondheim, has completed a succession arrangement with ICM Partners that will eventually bring her writers into the ICMShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Mallory C. Brown of TriadaUS

Mallory is seeking: young adult, new adult, women’s fiction, and non-fiction. She is especially drawn to pieces with strong character-driven plots and witty humor. She loves contemporary fiction, low fantasy, and romance. Mallory also appreciates a well-placed comma and hopes you do, too. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Mallory C. Show More Summary

5 Important Tips on How to Pitch a Literary Agent In Person

Writing conferences offer valuable chances to meet face-to-face with agents—but in the heat of the moment, nerves can get the best of even the most confident writers. Here are 5 steps to coming out on top. The post 5 Important Tips on How to Pitch a Literary Agent In Person appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Danielle Burby of HSG Agency

She is seeking: young adult, mystery, women's fiction, and an occasional fantasy. She gravitates toward stories with a strong voice and particularly enjoys complex female characters, narratives that explore social issues, and coming-of-age stories. Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Greg Aunapu of Salkind Literary

This is an interview with Greg Aunapu of the Salkind Literary Agency (part of Studio B). Before he became an agent, he was a freelance journalist for TIME magazine and many other major publications. He is the writer/co-author of three...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Caseen Gaines, Author of WE DON’T NEED ROADS: THE MAKING OF THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Caseen Gaines, author of WE DON’T NEED ROADS: THE MAKING OF THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

Eric is seeking: Eric is eagerly acquiring fiction and nonfiction projects. He's actively seeking out new, diverse voices in Young Adult (particularly sci-fi and fantasy), New Adult, and Literary and Commercial Fiction (again, loves sci-fi and fantasy, but also thrillers and mysteries). Show More Summary

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